ERIC Number: ED421771
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1997
Reference Count: N/A
The Annual Condition of Education Report. A Report on PreKindergarten, Elementary, and Secondary Education in Iowa.
Iowa State Dept. of Education, Des Moines.
This annual report, which provides information on the status of Pre-K through 12 education in Iowa, is divided into six basic sections: preface, enrollments, staff, programs, student performance, and school finance. The preface provides context by describing Iowa's changing demographic, economic, and social landscape. Each section presents summary information based on data provided by local public school districts and nonpublic schools. The major portion of data comes from the State Department of Education's Basic Education Data Survey (BEDS). Where possible, data are summarized by seven standard enrollment categories and for the state as a whole. Emphasis is on changes occurring over time. The base year of 1985-86 was chosen, as it represents a period just prior to implementing significant changes in education, including revised state accreditation standards and a state-supported minimum teacher salary. Comparisons are generally for the base year, the 1996-97 school year, and the most recent prior year. For school expenditure information, 1995-96 was used. Whenever possible, Iowa data are compared with regional and national data. District-by-district comparisons are not made in this report. Student performance on Iowa testing programs has gradually declined; performance on the American College Testing Program was better than the national average. (Included are an introduction and 104 tables.) (MLH)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Numerical/Quantitative Data
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Iowa State Dept. of Education, Des Moines.
Identifiers - Location: Iowa